Postgraduate Study in Archaeology and Ancient History
Our graduate programmes include:
- MA/Diploma in Archaeology of the Roman World
- MA/Diploma in The Classical Mediterranean
- MA/Diploma in Historical Archaeology
- MA/Diploma in Archaeology
- Research degrees (PhD) in Archaeology and Ancient History
- Postgraduate studies by Distance Learning
Undertaking a postgraduate degree at Leicester University, whether taught or by research, on campus or by distance learning, will provide you with scope to advance your job prospects, to deepen your understanding of themes and periods of the past, to engage more critically with debates and issues, and to develop new skills in researching, thinking and presenting. Throughout, you will be guided in your studies by expert staff.
Our successful and established Masters programmes will enable you to explore in critical detail periods and themes of specific interest, ranging from Prehistory to Greek history and archaeology through to Roman or modern contexts, or with scope to specialise in archaeological theory and practice. Dedicated MA study space and greater one-to-one contact with staff will help you develop fuller research and related skills. The Masters programmes offer students great opportunities to prepare students for doctoral study, museum-, field-related or other employment.
Many of our Masters students continue onto PhD study. Our School uniquely features both campus-based and distance learning PhD students undertaking research on an exciting range of topics, supported by staff expertise. Browse the list of all current postgraduate research projects to see the themes being explored and to read some of the posters produced by students in their research and presented at conferences in Britain and abroad, as well as at events at Leicester such as our Festival of Postgraduate Research.
The School is proud to announce the availability of a number of awards of funded PhD studentships for 2014-15: an open competition exists with opportunities for high-quality applicants and topics in Archaeology and/or Ancient History. All applicants must prepare proposals with staff prior to approval for submission by 9 January. Further details are found on our .
Calling all alumni! If you are a graduate from an undergraduate or a Masters degree here at Leicester University, then you are eligible for a special 10% discount on fees across your next stage of study with us in the academic year 2013-14, whether for an MA or a PhD (both campus-based and distance learning)
Recent MA student profile: Julia Nikolaus (now studying for a PhD)
Current PhD student profile: Marta Fanello
Leicester is ideally placed for exploring Britain; by train the city is little more than an hour from the centre of London and lies a similar distance from Oxford and Cambridge. Prehistoric, Roman, medieval and industrial archaeological sites and monuments are fully represented in the county and Midlands, whose landscape offers many opportunities for exploration - including the famous Rutland Water.